Thursday, 11 September 2008

The 11 September 2001 attacks in the U.S.

Here's something from Wikipedia on this issue:

- a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States
- how it happened: terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners, crashing two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon. The last one crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after passengers and members of the flight crew attempted to retake control of their plane
- how the U.S.A responded: declaring a War on Terrorism, launching an invasion of Afghanistan to depose the Taliban (who had harbored al-Qaeda terrorists) and enacting the USA PATRIOT Act

I feel that today's gospel reading is appropriate when it comes to remembering this day (at least for the people of the US of A).


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